Christopher Esber: Chic resort show at Australian Fashion Week.

Broken pieces; Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures are the starting point of Christopher Esber’s 2019 Resort Collection.

His classic forms are dissected distorted and softened to reinstate the fluidity of feminine. Lace contours the body to evoke nudity; tailoring is focused in linen, elevated and reinforced with pigmented lining to allow for a more sculptured take on the simple cloth. A reference to Yves Klein and concentrated colour in movement.

The everyday shapes of tee’s and sweatshirts are rendered in micro seed beading to capture drape folds which have been frozen in time.

The Resort 19 collection is encompassed in the brand’s enduring codes and takes of softened masculine, feminine grit for a new elegance.

Source: Christopher Esber

Karl Lagerfeld + Modelco Beauty Butlers Bring Paris To A Stand Still

KARL LAGERFELD and MODELCO have announced the global launch of their limited-edition colour cosmetics collection. To celebrate, KARL LAGERFELD and ModelCo took over Paris.

100 KARL LAGERFELD + MODELCO “Beauty Butlers” have made their mark in Paris. They were all dressed in custom-designed helmets that are a 3D cartoon reinterpretation of Karl Lagerfeld.

This design is also a key element in the collection, and appears on the LIP LIGHTS Lip Gloss, the collection’s hero product.

The “Beauty Butlers” visited iconic locations in Paris including the Eiffel Tower, Les Tuileries, Champs-Elysées, Saint-Germain-des-Près, Montparnasse and Palais de Tokyo — and invited members of the public to join them for a special performance at each stop along the way.

The Beauty Butlers’ finale was at 8pm at Place Vendôme, in front of the Hotel d’Evreux where the event space was transformed into an uber-cool, hot pink neon extravaganza, with VIP guests treated to KARL LAGERFELD + MODELCO collection art style installations, cocktails and Perrier-Jouët champagne.

Featuring a range of innovative beauty products, the limited-edition collection is available through KARL LAGERFELD stores and MODELCO.COM and key exclusive retailers: Nordstrom in the US, in Europe at Douglas, Nocibe, Cult Beauty and Galeries Lafayette, and in the Middle East at selected retailers.

“The Beauty Butlers storming the streets of Paris represent the bold, fashion oriented and unique attributes of the KARL LAGERFELD + MODELCO colour cosmetics and collectable range. We achieved our goal of elevating this partnership on a global stage and certainly raised the bar for creativity and style.

I was honoured to fuse ModelCo’s beauty knowledge with one of the world’s most renowned and iconic names in fashion, Karl Lagerfeld and bring our collaboration to lovers of fashion and beauty around the world. It was an honour to launch our collection in Paris” said Shelley Sullivan, Founder and CEO of ModelCo.

“Our consumers are at the heart of our business, and we are excited to inspire them with the innovative KARL LAGERFELD + ModelCo beauty collection,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD. “It translates KARL’s vision and brand spirit into iconic cosmetics, and we look forward to launching this limited-edition collection.”

The KARL LAGERFELD + ModelCo collection campaign features British supermodel Stella Maxwell alongside an animated, 3D character of Karl Lagerfeld. The products are limited edition and will have one stock drop only.

Source: Model Co X Emilia Wickstead Presentation at Fashion Week

MATCHESFASHION.COM has showcased an exclusive high summer collection with womenswear designer Emilia Wickstead, as part of the official schedule for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

The collection was presented at Sydney’s iconic Wylie’s Bath venue, and was attended by international editors and local VIP’s including Candice Lake, Christine Centenera, Edwina McCann, Dan Thawley, SteffYotka, Rajni Jacques, Lauren McCarthy, Lee Oliveira, Kellie Hush, Justine Cullen, Pippa Holt, Amanda Shadfillth, Carmen Hamilton, Kate Waterhouse, Phoebe Burgess, Nadia Fairfax and Kate Fowler.

Guests were served Pommery champagne and canapes of fish and chips and prawn cocktails.

Guests of the event viewed the 17-piece range, featuring dresses, separates and swimwear, has taken inspiration from old photographs of holiday makers on the Mediterranean coast.

Emilia Wickstead, Designer “This collection is my version of the ultimate vacation wardrobe; quintessential Emilia Wickstead silhouettes and nostalgic prints that present a fresh and modern take on holiday dressing, playing on 60’s and 70’s themes. I’m so excited to have partnered exclusively with MATCHESFASHION.COM on the collection.”

Natalie Kingham, Fashion and Buying Director, MATCHESFASHION.COM: “We are thrilled to collaborate with Emilia Wickstead on her first vacation wear collection exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM. The collection highlights Emilia’s passion for vintage inspired silhouettes and floral designs. It is the perfect collection for a summer getaway”

The MATCHESFASHION.COM x Emilia Wickstead Vacation Capsule will go live, as part of the MATCHESFASHION.COM Digital Trunk Show series, on 17th May 2018 at 11am GMT.


TOMAS MAIER X UNIQLO about to hit our stores

After much anticipation, UNIQLO’s debut collaboration with German Designer Tomas Maier is set to hit stores this week!

Launching in Australia on Thursday May 17th, the new resort-wear line, will add a splash of fun to UNIQLO’s everyday LifeWear, infusing tomas maier’s ‘time off’ and ‘escape’ philosophy.

The menswear range is made up of light, breathable supima cotton and Airism t-shirts, swim relax shorts and chino shorts, cashmere crewnecks and wearable jackets.

For women, the line includes t-shirts, swimwear and dresses available in block colours or printed with Maier’s iconic palm tree patterns. Long cardigans, cashmere crew necks and long sleeve shirts also add a transseasonal element to the range.

Commenting on the launch of the much anticipated line, Tomas Maier said, “tomas maier is all about clothes for time off – a way for people to enjoy a much-needed escape from some of the complexities of modern living,” says Maier of his designs.

“I am confident that we were able to incorporate UNIQLO’s remarkable technologies and expertise successfully into our collaboration line,” he adds.

Source: UNIQLO

Sheraton on the Park unveils new guestrooms and Club Lounge with $40m renovation

It was 1994. Paul Keating was Australian prime minister, Forrest Gump had us believing life was like a box of chocolates and we were introduced to six Friends from New York. Wet Wet Wet surrounded us all with love and who could forget Liz Hurley in that Versace safety pin dress?

It was also the year Sydney’s first and only five-star hotel on Hyde Park opened. Sheraton on the Park set the benchmark for classic hotels when it welcomed its first guests, offering sophisticated style and personalised service like the city had never seen.

Delivering true hospitality has remained a constant but, ahead of the hotel’s 25th anniversary, Sheraton on the Park will usher in a new era of refined luxury following the completion of a $40million overhaul of its 558 guestrooms and Sheraton Club Lounge.

“We are tremendously excited to introduce our loyal guests to a new level of discreet, luxury accommodation, as well as open our doors to discerning travellers the world over,” said David Fraser, General Manager, Sheraton on the Park. “While we are incredibly proud to celebrate and share this moment, our team remains motivated to achieve our goal in setting new standards of hospitality.”

Led by prominent interior designer Joseph Pang, the new-look hotel combines modern design and classic elegance to provide guests with an elevated experience they are accustomed to in their everyday lives.

In the heart of Sydney’s business district and coveted fashion precinct, a purposeful redesign of the 510 guestrooms and 48 suites has shaped a more refined and residential style with an emphasis on sophisticated, yet approachable luxury.

Inspired by the hotel’s exclusive park side neighbourhood, the new room colour palette of subtle celadon and warm grey creates a sense of calm and rest, with dark stained natural oak timber complemented by plush fabric upholstery and stitched leather work.

Layered spaces define the sleep, work and lounge zones with conventional furniture replaced by modern residential pieces. An open walk-in-robe is reminiscent of a personal shopping experience in high-end fashion boutiques and the new bathroom vanity is a contemporary interpretation of a classic console washstand.

A full height leather upholstered bedhead provides a focal point, a comfy chaise lounge and a collection of framed pictures on the wall add a warm, home away from home touch. Tech-savvy travellers are catered for with USB charging ports, complimentary high-speed wifi, a sizable desk and power business chair, still a must for the corporate crowd.

Cementing the hotel’s position as Sydney’s leading 5-star hotel, all Grand Executive guestrooms and Suites receive complimentary access to the fully refurbished Sheraton Club.

Nestled high above Hyde Park, the unrivalled views across the tree canopy to St Mary’s Cathedral and out to Sydney Harbour evoke those of Central Park in New York and London’s five-star hotels along Park Lane. The uninterrupted city skyline can be enjoyed from inside the intimate lounge or the outdoor terraces.

Elegantly redesigned with a rich and earthy colour scheme, deep brown oak is punctuated by accents of ink blue, complemented with stone and shimmering ceramic tiles. Top quality finishes and stylish furnishing will impress the most esteemed and discerning guests.

An ideal choice for a weekend getaway, staycation or business trip, Sheraton on the Park has fused its classic grandeur and unique location to meet the modern traveller’s expectations for more authentic experiences and personalised service.

This latest renovation is part of an overall commitment by Sheraton on the Park to innovate and transform and follows a $3m renovation of The Gallery, The Conservatory Bar, fitness centre, spa and rooftop terrace late last year.

Source: Sheraton